Integration Joint Board

The Integration Joint Board (IJB) is a joint board of Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian. It oversees the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP). The IJB manage adult health and social care services in Aberdeenshire.

Legal responsibilities

The IJB has a legal obligation to comply with certain acts and orders.

Publication scheme

The IJB is legally required to produce and maintain a publication scheme that sets out the information it publishes and how it can be accessed.

Legal responsibility to involve people

The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Membership and Procedures of Integration Joint Boards) (Scotland) Order 2014 (the Order) sets out requirements about the membership of an IJB. This includes minimum required membership, and provision for additional members to be appointed.

The order explains that it is essential that IJBs include key people in the decision making processes to use their advice and experience. So IJB membership must include a representative who uses health or social care services, known as service user representative.

Become a service user representative

The IJB are looking to recruit representatives from users of adult health and social care services.

Could you engage with and gather views from people who use adult health and social care services? If you think you have what it takes to represent their views find out how to become a representative.

IJB membership

The board consists of five Aberdeenshire Councillors and five NHS Grampian Board members. There are also non-voting members of the board which include council and NHS officers as well as representatives from users of adult health and social care services, carers groups, trade unions and the third sector.

IJB members are required to declare any outside interests, for example any other organisations they represent, if they have shares in companies, and if they have received any gifts in relation to their work on the board.

The five Aberdeenshire Councillors' register of interests are available to view: 

The five NHS Grampian board members' register of interests are available to view:

The non-voting members' register of interests are available to view:

Equalities 

We'll involve groups representing protected characteristics in the planning and delivery of health and social care services and make sure our practices are compliant.

The IJB approved AHSCP's first Equality Outcomes Report (pdf 2.7MB). This sets out the proposed areas the partnership will focus on from April 2016 to April 2020.

More information

The IJB notice of meetings and minutes are available on our committee page.

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